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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsWelcome to week four and thank you for joining us as we journey into the penultimate week of dealing with challenging behaviour of the young people we work with. This week's focus will be on neuroscience, the development of children's brains and how this knowledge can support us to understand some of the causes of challenging behaviour and how we can adapt our behaviour modification strategies as a result.

Skip to 0 minutes and 29 secondsBy the end of this week you will have: Developed a basic understanding of the development of children's brains. Considered how neuroscience can help you begin to understand some of the causes of challenging behaviour. Continued to introduce behaviour modification strategies into your toolkit that will complement your updated understanding that the causes of challenging behaviour as a result of children feeling threatened. This week we'll begin by considering basic neuroscience and how this can help you to further understand the causes of challenging behaviour. You will then review the real or perceived threats that may be affecting the children in your setting.

Skip to 1 minute and 8 secondsThe next steps we'll ask you to learn more about the ongoing development of children's brains and how this can further challenging behaviour for different age groups across phases. Finally, you will indertake a number of activities that will support these theories, introduce you to strategies that will help you to effectively modify challenging behaviours and share your learning with your peers Your work books, learning journal and toolkit should be brimming with ideas and strategies from the first three weeks. Download your week four workbook below and ensure you continue to use the journal as a record of any key ideas or strategies which will support you as you go back into your own practice.

Skip to 1 minute and 48 secondsThe discussions have continued to form a key part of your learning journey so, as always, access the discussions throughout to develop your thinking and ideas alongside your fellow learners.

Introduction to Week 4

Take a look at this video of our course educator introducing the learning journey ahead of you this week.

By the end of this week, you will have:

  • Developed a basic understanding of the development of children’s brains

  • Considered how neuroscience can help you begin to understand some of the causes of challenging behaviour

  • Continued to introduce behaviour modification strategies into your toolkit that will compliment your updated understanding of the causes of challenging behaviour as a result of children feeling ‘threatened’

This week will begin by considering basic neuroscience and how this can help you to further understand the causes of challenging behaviour. You will then review the real or perceived threats that may be affecting the children in your setting. The next steps will ask you to learn more about the ongoing development of children’s brains and how this can cause further challenging behaviour for different age groups across phases. Finally, you will undertake a number of activities that will support these theories; introduce you to strategies that will help you to effectively modify challenging behaviours and share your learning with your peers.

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Challenging Behaviour: Strategies for Helping Young People

Ambition School Leadership